From today Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7, What does that mean for anyone using Windows 7 from today? Well, in a nutshell, you will not receive the all-important security updates and patches that keep your PC safe.
Hackers are always looking to target systems with vulnerabilities and according to latest statistics website, Statcounter, 26.79% of Microsoft Desktop Share runs windows. This leaves about 1 in 4 computers at risk of an attack.
How will it affect me?
Hackers will be hard at work trying to find flaws in the system, targeting weaknesses with viruses and malware and Windows 7 machines are more likely to be infected, Microsoft wrote on its website
Hackers have used malware to invade and disrupt systems in the past, in May 2017, the NHS was hit by a WannaCry ransomware attack, along with many Business who still used Windows XP, this lead to millions of pounds being lost.
A government report in 2018 stated this could all be avoided if the NHS had updated their computers and ran the weekly security patches, closing these vulnerabilities down.
What should I do with my windows 7 PC?
Windows 7 will still work and function, but you will become at risk and less and less secure.
Microsoft is urging people to move to Windows 10, the latest operating system from Microsoft sells for £120 and the Pro version £219.
To install Windows 10 you will need a minimum of 1GB of Ram, 1Ghz Processor and 16Gb of hard drive space, but it may not always be possible to run Windows 10 on your older device.
Go Green, Buy Refurbished
if you like us, you are worried about the environment then you might want to consider buying a refurbished PC. Our team at Nybble have over 20 years as Microsoft Registered Refurbished. Our team can advise your business on what is best practice when buying and running Windows 10 devices in your business.
All our refurbished equipment comes with warranties and is something for everyone budget. if you would like more information on how your business can Go Green with our Refurbished scheme contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I upgrade my Current Machine?
This all depends on the hardware you currently have but Nybble offers an IT audit service, our engineers will attend your Business, perform an audit on the machines. You will receive an in-depth report and recommendation about your hardware. for more information on how Nybble can help your business understand it’s IT better, then please call 0330 0020886 or email email@example.com and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more news on Windows 7& Windows 10.